2020 Presidential Primaries: Now There Are Two

This morning after considering her next move after Tuesday’s primaries, Senator Elizabeth Warren announced she was suspending her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.

“I will not be running for president in 2020, but I guarantee I will stay in the fight,” Warren told reporters and supporters outside her Cambridge, Mass., home.

In emotional remarks, Warren reflected on the role that sexism might have played in the campaign, saying, “One of the hardest parts of this is all those big promises and all those little girls who are going to have to wait four more years.” [..]

The Massachusetts Democrat initially announced her decision to leave the race on a call with staff Thursday morning in which she expressed disappointment, but thanked them “from the bottom of my heart” for what they were able to accomplish.

“What we have done — and the ideas we have launched into the world, the way we have fought this fight, the relationships we have built — will carry through, carry through for the rest of this election, and the one after that, and the one after that,” Warren said, according to a transcript of the call provided by her campaign.

The campaign proved that grassroots organizing and fundraising are possible in a presidential race and brought several substantive policy proposals to the fore, including a wealth tax, universal child care and canceling student loan debt, Warren said.

“I may not be in the race for president in 2020, but this fight — our fight — is not over,” Warren said. “And our place in this fight has not ended.”‘

It is hard to be optimistic about the two septuagenarian white men left to battle in the remaining primaries. The choice between a moderate who makes regular gaffs and a 78 year old who claims to be a democratic-socialist is going to be tough since neither has clear policies or how any of them will be implemented. That was Sen. Warren’s strong point. She laid out her policies and had a plan to make them work.

The goal now isn’t so much as to which of these men will be the Democratic nominee, either will do. The goal is to get the psychopath out of the White House and take the control of the Senate away from his Republican sycophants.